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Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available from our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
HomeWorkingClub.com is operated by Responsive Computing Ltd. a UK-based company, based at Responsive Computing Ltd. Pentax House, South Hill Avenue, Harrow, HA2 0DU.
Collection of Personal Information
When visiting HomeWorkingClub.com, the IP address used to access the site may be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, no recorded IP addresses are linked to personally identifiable information.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
As of 25th May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect. This legislation is intended to empower EU consumers to have control of how their data is used.
At HomeWorkingClub.com, we aim to be fully transparent about how we use data and fully compliant with this legislation. Although we deal primarily with US readers, we’ve made efforts to ensure that everyone who visits the site, regardless of their location, benefits from the work we’ve done on data protection.
We don’t collect much data, but here’s a summary of what we do collect and how we process it:
Analytical Data: Like most websites, we use Google Analytics to collect log information to see which pages are popular and how people use the site. However, we only process this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We make no attempt to find out the identities of those visiting HomeWorkingClub. When we do collect information, such as for newsletter signups, we are clear about it and explain why.
Similarly, we use a WordPress system called JetPack to keep an eye on visitor statistics. Users of WordPress.com can access additional privacy functionality – details here.
Email Marketing: HomeWorkingClub.com maintains an email mailing list, administered via Aweber – a GDPR-compliant email marketing system. Since the site’s inception, we have always operated a “double opt-in” system, so that people who sign up from anywhere on the site must confirm their subscription before receiving any communications.
Our email newsletter always includes an easy unsubscribe option, and members of the mailing list were reminded of their right to unsubscribe before GDPR went live as part of the newsletter sent out on 17th May 2018.
As per GDPR requirements, Aweber maintains an audit trail of when each individual signed up and when they confirmed their sign-up via the double opt-in process.
Other Email Communication: HomeWorkingClub always encourages readers to get in touch personally, and many people benefit from one-to-one communication with Ben and the team.
Anyone communicating with us in this way can be assured that emails are stored on encrypted devices and that our backups are encrypted also. If you don’t want to talk to us again, you just have to let us know!
HomeWorkingClub never shares email addresses with unauthorised third-party companies.
Push Notifications: HomeWorkingClub uses a third-party system called “PushCrew” for those who wish to receive occasional browser notifications of new content. PushCrew introduced a series of features to improve user privacy in advance of GDPR, which are detailed here. We have activated all of them, so we don’t store entire IP addresses on the system, nor even track the location of people signing up for push notifications.
Social Media: HomeWorkingClub has a presence on various social networks, most notably our popular private advice group on Facebook. Please remember that if you choose to interact with us, and with other people, on social media, you are responsible for your contributions, and that these will be subject to the privacy guidelines of the social networks themselves. Facebook’s, for example, can be found here.
Subject Access Requests / The Right to Erasure
Under the rules of GDPR, EU citizens have a right to request a copy of all the information any company holds on them. Similarly, they have a right to request (under most circumstances) that all data related to them is deleted. If you feel you need to exercise this right, please contact us via the postal address above.
Our Key Principle
HomeWorkingClub.com never has and never will set out to use people’s data in a way that’s improper or annoying. We are a small website operated by human beings, doing our best to cope with some very complicated and time-consuming legislation. As such, if you have any privacy concerns, please contact us in the first instance and let us try to help you.
Links to third party Websites
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.